YumTown Frozen Foods is an emerging company in the market of high-end TV dinners

YumTown Frozen Foods is an emerging company in the market of high-end TV dinners. YumTown’s elevated takes on popular favorites such as steak and potatoes and macaroni and cheese have gained significant attention on cable food channels. However, as YumTown’s level of activity has risen, the company has struggled to make sense of its manufacturing costs. Representatives have asked you to analyze the company’s factory overhead costs and labor hours. YumTown accumulates the following data concerning a mixed cost by relating total factory overhead costs to direct labor hours.

Month DLH Factory Overhead
March 300 $2,400
April 400 $3,000
May 600 $3,600
June 790 $4,500
July 500 $3,200
August 800 $4,900

What is the flexible budget formula for factory overhead?

Part 2:

Honey Bear Confections is a small company dedicated to making bear-shaped sweets with honey as a sugar substitute. You have just been promoted to a position as manager of the production department at Honey Bear Confections when your boss shows you the following report. She tells you to “get it fixed” if you want to prove you are capable of being a manager. You suspect she is alluding to a problem with productivity and efficiency. After reviewing the following information and making the necessary calculations, what would you recommend?

HoneyBear Confections
Manufacturing Overhead Static Budget Report
For the Month Ended June 20XX

 

Budget Actual Variance (U of F) Production in bags of candy 10,000 12,000 2,000F Costs: Indirect labor $26,000 $31,200 $5,200U Supplies $25,000 $29,500 $4,500U Utilities $19,000 $22,500 $3,500U   $70,000 $83,200 $13,200U

Part 3:

In a 2-paragraph essay respond to the following:

  • What is the purpose of variance analysis?
  • Should all variances be examined?

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